Blogs

Blogs and opinion pieces from the IR Society and its members

Blogs 26 July, 2018

Rewarding best practice in investor relations

As entries close for the IR Society’s 2018 Best Practice Awards, attention turns to the 20 November awards dinner. Sallie Pilot sets the scene.

Blogs 26 July, 2018

MiFID II – A practical update for members on developments so far

The IR Society policy committee recently published a practical update for IROs on MiFID II developments so far and their view on how the market is changing. The full 15 point guide is available to IR Society members.

Blogs 25 July, 2018

Mitigating risk in dawn raids – advice for IROs

A brush with the law will cause serious reputational damage. Antony Dunkels explains why more companies are being investigated.

Blogs 5 July, 2018

Isn’t ESG just about having a long-term perspective?

Sallie Pilot, Chief Insight and Engagement Officer at Black Sun and Chair of the IR Society Best Practice Committee, discusses the opportunities for companies to be proactive in setting out their long-term strategies and ESG issues when engaging with the investment community.

IR Society News Blogs 12 April, 2018

Hot off the press! The insider’s guide to winning a 2018 Best Practice Award

Following the launch of the 2018 IR Society Best Practice awards, John Gollifer shares the thinking of the best practice judging panel and how to submit that award winning entry.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

How are MiFID II regulations affecting IR and what’s still to come?

Financial markets and the world of IR have been impacted by the start of MiFID II in January, after lengthy debate and preparation. Sandra Novakov reviews the new landscape.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

What’s the future for capital-raising in global equity markets?

Investors’ desire to control the corporate governance agenda while also seeking short-term equity performance is belying the true function of capital markets, argues John Dawson.

Blogs 28 March, 2018

IROs on the front line as the changes take effect

IROs bear the brunt of the extra burden for listed companies under the MiFID II changes. Vincenzo Leporiere discusses the impact he has seen so far on his IRO work.

Blogs 27 March, 2018

Buy-side expectations for corporate access under MiFID II

What do investors think about the new regime? Charles Hamlyn sets out the results of research, conducted jointly with the IR Society, into fund manager perspectives on corporate access, just before MiFID II became law.

IR Society News Blogs 7 March, 2018

IR for small companies - MiFID II and everything you need to know

Laura Hayter summarises key highlights from a recent event hosted for small-caps and how they navigate regulations post MiFID II.

Blogs 22 February, 2018

IR meets CR!

John Gollifer reviews the recent event hosted alongside Corporate Citizenship and ICAEW - IR meets CR: Do investors care about sustainability?

IR Society News Blogs 30 January, 2018

The impact of MiFID II on IROs and consensus management

With much discussion around MiFID II implementation, the IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its members on the impact of MiFID II on IROs and what this means for consensus management.

Blogs 28 December, 2017

Building a US investor base after MiFID II

Brian Rafferty spells out the ‘Rafferty’s Rules’ which will help companies to find investor support in the US after the new regulations come into effect.

Blogs 21 December, 2017

Challenges and changes – nothing new for IROs

IR officers should be able to handle the issues thrown up by the new regulatory changes – and this is a good chance to show their value to their companies, argues Charles King.

Blogs 20 December, 2017

Treat MiFID II as an opportunity for deeper engagement

Craig Marks describes how the IR team at AstraZeneca is preparing itself for the regulatory changes and taking a positive view of the chance to improve its IR operations.

Blogs 19 December, 2017

Top tips to ensure you are ready for MiFID II

To mitigate the impact on listed companies, David Lloyd-Seed offers IROs eight key tips to help ensure a smooth transition into a MiFID II world.

Blogs 20 November, 2017

MiFID II: Top tips to make sure you are ready

David Lloyd-Seed, Chair of the IR Society, and Director of IR at Telefonica UK (O2) offers some tactical advice to IR professionals ahead of MiFID II implementation in January 2018.

Blogs 17 October, 2017

Implementing IR for all classes of capital

IR practice has been built primarily around equities, but other types of corporate capital are increasingly requiring the attention of finance and IR professionals, as Susan Davy and Sarah Heald report.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

The ascent of fund management

The fund management industry is exercising increasing power in financial markets, and there are implications for companies and for IROs, argues Richard Davies.

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